Governance Manual

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3.2 Conduct, roles and personal interests

 

 

3.2.1 Elected Members Conduct

There are expectations of how elected members act, and interact...

3.2.2 Code of Conduct

The Local Government Act 2002 requires the council to adopt a Code of Conduct that...

 

3.2.3 Conduct - mandatory relationships and behaviours

Section 7 of the code explains the expectations for members’ relationships...

 

3.2.4 Breaching the code

The Code of Conduct sets out the process for dealing with complaints...

3.2.5 Declaration when taking office

All elected members must make an oral declaration when taking office... 

 

3.2.6 Register of declarations

In the interests of transparency and accountability, the Code of Conduct requires...

 

3.2.7 Access to confidential information

One of the foundations of local government is openness and transparency...

3.2.8 Relationship with the chief executive and council staff

The Local Government Act requires the governing body to appoint a chief executive...

 

3.2.9 Relative responsibilities of the chief executive and elected members

Elected members and the chief executive need to have a clear and shared...

3.2.10 Gifts, fees, endorsements and outside activities

Elected members may receive gifts in their political or personal capacity...

 

3.2.11 Remuneration

All elected members are expected to invest time in their governance...

3.2.12 Provision of offices, technology and support staff

The whole organisation supports the governance structure as appropriate...

3.2.13 Engaging with the public

Traditionally members interact with the public in two ways...

3.2.14 Protocols around media and speeches

The media naturally has a keen interest in many aspects of council decision-making...

3.2.15 Pre-election period

Members standing for re-election will, in effect, wear two hats...